The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.


UMass Dartmouth Appoints Two New Professors in Portuguese-American Studies

M Gloria SaThe University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth departments of Sociology/Anthropology/Crime and Justice Studies and Portuguese, and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announce the historic appointment of two new tenure-track faculty in the area of Portuguese-American studies: Prof. Maria da Gloria de Sá, who earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University with a dissertation on the Portuguese-American experience, will become Faculty Director of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives; Prof. Christopher Larkosh, with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley, an outstanding scholar in the Humanities, will specialize in comparative literary, cultural and ethnic studies, and translation.

C LarkoshProfessors de Sa and Larkosh, who officially assume their appointments in September 2007, will help advance and solidify the nascent program in Portuguese-American Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  In addition, they will contribute to the new doctoral program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory as well as to publications of the Center such as the Portuguese in the Americas Series.  Both appointments follow the establishment of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives in 2005 and the University's commitment to renovate the library in order to provide a permanent home for the Archives.